Canon EOS M10 vs Sony Alpha 5100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M10 vs Alpha 5100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M10 vs Sony Alpha 5100 Specs

EOS M10

  • Introduced in October 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 108 x 66.6 x 35mm³ (4.3″ x 2.6″ x 1.4″)
  • 301g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M10

Alpha 5100

  • Introduced in August 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm³ (4.3″ x 2.5″ x 1.4″)
  • 270g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha 5100

EOS M10 vs Alpha 5100 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS M10 an Alpha 5100 sensor comparison

Canon EOS M10 VS Sony Alpha 5100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M10 a better choice

EOS M10

Alpha 5100

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Touch screen (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M10 are that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen.

The EOS M10 scores 4 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5100

EOS M10

Alpha 5100

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

18.00 24.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

4 6
Auto Focus points (4)

49 179
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 12800 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)

7 50
Longer battery life (3, photos)

255 400
Weighs less (2)

301g
(9.7 oz.)
270g
(8.7 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5100 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M10: the lower weight than the EOS M10.

Yields 25 points for the Alpha 5100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS M10

Alpha 5100

Sensor format

APS-C APS-C
Sensor cleaning

Built-in flash

Articulated screen

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Similar size

252cm³ 246cm³
WiFi

Canon EOS M10 VS Sony Alpha 5100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M10 and Alpha 5100

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M10

Sony Alpha 5100

4
25

We recommend Sony Alpha 5100 as better choice.